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Friday Freewrite #9 – Far

August 12, 2011

Freewriting is an exercise in timed, stream of consciousness writing. It’s a fun and useful activity for writers of all types. Every week, I’ll provide a prompt as a springboard for freewriting. For more information on what freewriting is all about and how to do it, see this post.


Today’s prompt is a question:

How far would you go?


I hope this prompt has stirred some interesting thoughts and ideas for you! Freewriting is inherently messy and sometimes deeply personal, but if you feel comfortable sharing your results, please post as little or as much as you’d like in the comments.

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  1. August 12, 2011 8:50 am

    >>>Still under effect from “Poetry in the Park” πŸ™‚

    I would take the ball
    from behind the fifty yard line
    and hold it to my ear,
    but instead of listening
    for it to tell me who’s open
    I’d see a hole, and break
    away from the line
    away from the plan
    away from my team.

    I would take it to the fifty
    cradling it in my arms
    race it to the forty
    ahead of the surge of helmeted sharks
    breach the thirty
    in exhilaration
    plunge to the twenty
    with a final breath of air
    and lunge over the ten
    the blood in my ears
    covering the thunder
    of the crowds —

    I would go far
    but I would not cross the finish line
    for I would be all alone
    in a sea of sharks
    who smell blood.

    • Anita M. King permalink*
      August 12, 2011 6:26 pm

      Oooh, I like! See, you totally should have been there on Saturday. :-p

  2. August 17, 2011 7:26 pm

    I would go to the moon and beyond just because I can. I would find whatever is out in the universe and bring it back for every one to see. I would go out the other way too. And bring that back too.

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